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Kristin Veierød

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Advokatfirmaet Hjort

Work Department

TMT, Intellectual Property, EU and Competition, Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner, Kristin Veierød, advises clients on a broad spectre of issues related to business law, contractual obligations, regulatory matters, board- and directors' responsibilities and dispute resolution. She has extensive arbitration and litigation experience. In 2016 she headed the firm's investigation team in the so-called Panama Papers case, which was assigned to Hjort by the Board of Directors of DNB ASA. Kristin Veierød specialises in law issues related to technology, media and communication and has thorough knowledge of the e-com sector where she for a number of years has advised in complaints matters and conducted a number of principled cases before the courts. She has advised clients in a number of major IT-, communications- and technolgy projects. Veierød also has considerable knowledge about the public sector, including the research anc cultural sector.

Career

  • 2011 - 2017 Managing Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 2000 Partner, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA
  • 1998 - 2000 Group counsel, Telenor ASA
  • 1992 - 1997 Associate/Attorney, Advokatfirmaet Hjort DA

Languages

English, Norwegian

Member

Board member in Redd Barna Norge (Save the Children)

Education

  • 1992 Law degree, University of Oslo
  • 1990 Economics and business administration graduate, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH)


Norway

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†has 'exceptionally broad competences in Norwegian law' and is 'very hands on, business oriented and able to quickly find the best solutions to settle disputes'. The group is active across various sectors and also handles criminal cases; recent work includes acting for Patrus in a damages claim pertaining to allegations of a breach of a non-compete agreement, representing Statnett in the Supreme Court against several municipalities in a dispute relating to the valuation of property tax for power transmission lines, and acting for Finnmark Estate Agency in a Supreme Court case concerning the scope of collective rights of use to land owned by the client.¬†Alex Borch¬†heads the team,¬†Kristin Veier√łd¬†focuses on electronic communication-related work,¬†Frode Innjord¬†has 'a unique way of presenting a matter in court' and¬†Anders Myhre¬†is a specialist in construction and public procurement matters. Senior attorney¬†Nils Christian Langtvedt¬†joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Schj√łdt AS¬†in 2018.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

With 'good communication skills' and 'an ability to quickly find a solution',¬†Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†covers the full spectrum of competition issues with notable expertise in dominance-related issues, competition litigation, public procurement and state aid issues. Department head¬†Monica Syrdal¬†regularly assists clients in the media and communications sectors; Telenor and Kabel Norge are examples. The team also recently assisted Avinor with issues relating to awarding contracts and represented Nordea Bank in proceedings brought by the ESA for suspected breaches of competition law. Other key practitioners include¬†Kristin Veier√łd,¬†Heddy Ludvigsen¬†and new arrival¬†Silje Grimseth Ullebust, who joined from¬†Advokatfirmaet Haavind AS¬†in 2018.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Advokatfirmaet Hjort¬†focuses on contentious TMT work, particularly in the telecoms and media spaces. Clients include Kabel Norge, which it assisted following revisions to Norwegian copyright legislation; M-Brain, which it acted for in a dispute relating to the use of newspaper articles for media surveillance services; and Telenor Norge, which it acted for in a case against the state following an order forcing it to repay allegedly illegally high network access prices to TDC.¬†Kristin Veier√łd¬†leads the practice,¬†Monica Syrdal¬†acts for international broadcasters and content distributors and¬†Claude Lenth¬†handles data protection and privacy matters.

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